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Libya, Syria and The Responsibilty to Protect:: A Case Study to determine what accounted for the different outcomes.
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


In 2011, the Libyan and Syrian crises caught the attention of the media and international society. Whereas the former reached a positive outcome in compliance with the application of the Responsibility to Protect norm, the latter continues to claim the lives of thousands of people to this day. Despite calls by the international community, China and Russia continue being an impediment for the adoption of measures in Syria in the name of the Responsibility to Protect. Their arguments are in line with the criticized Libyan intervention. Nevertheless, it is possible that the real reasons behind this shift of attitude from one crisis to another, are nothing more than a neo-realistic response to regional politics.


Libya, Syria, Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), Neo-realism, Social constructivism, China, Russia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Libya, Syria, Responsibility to Protect, RtoP, Neo-realism, Social constructivism, Syria, Libya, China, Russia
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-22523OAI: diva2:628334
Subject / course
International Relations
2013-06-04, R4325, Halmstad Högskola, Kristian IV:s väg 3, 301 18, Halmstad, 08:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-06-26 Created: 2013-06-13 Last updated: 2013-06-26Bibliographically approved

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